Dr. Tacjana Friday, board certified neurologist and sleep medicine specialist at Noran Clinic, was recently interviewed for an article in Women’sHealth published on Feb. 25th, 2016. This article covers the ways in which sleep changes from birth to retirement age – particularly noting the issues that are specific to stages in a woman’s life. It also includes a couple of tips for getting the sleep you need. Always remember, if you are not sleeping well – or are sleeping too much – and feeling overly tired in day to day life, it never hurts to talk to your primary care doctor to explore what might be going on and if there are treatment options available to get you back on track.
Excerpt from “How Your Sleep Changes During Every Stage of Life”:
It’s totally normal for your sleep pattern to become more chaotic and less satisfying as you get older – but just because scoring less shuteye is common doesn’t mean that it’s healthy. It turns out the whole needing-less-sleep-as-we-age thing is just a rumor. “Aging is associated with sleep disturbances, but aging itself isn’t the cause of sleep problems,” says Tacjana Friday, M.D., neurologist at the Noran Neurological Clinic in Minnesota. “As we age, the need for adequate sleep still remains. Most people require seven to eight hours of sleep per night, and this remains consistent throughout our life.”
To read the full article, visit it on the Women’sHealth website here:
For more from Dr. Friday, visit her bio page: Dr. Tacjana Friday
If your bed partner has noticed snoring, pauses or gasps in your breathing at night, or if you are experiencing morning headaches, increased daytime tiredness, or any other symptom that may indicate that you are not getting quality sleep, please contact Noran Neurological Clinic at 612-879-1500 to schedule an appointment with a neurologist specializing in sleep medicine.